The Mitchell Conference on Collider, Dark Matter, and Neutrino Physics 2018

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Description

In association with the Physics Department at Sam Houston State University, the 2018 Mitchell Conference on Collider, Dark Matter, and Neutrino Physics will be held on May 21-23 at the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University. The conference will focus on recent developments in the fields of collider, dark matter, and neutrino physics. The conference will be attended by experimental and theoretical experts from these fields, and plenty of time will be allocated for interaction, discussion, and collaboration.

Venue
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Mitchell Institute (MIST), Hawking Auditorium

Internet Access
Guest internet instructions will be provided with your welcome packet. Some guests have had connectivity issues in the past, so we highly recommend that you setup Eduroam if your home institution supports it. The setup requires internet connection, so it needs to be done before hand. Once done it will allow you hassle-free internet access at more than 400 academic institutions around the US. Please contact your IT support for assistance.

Travel Information 
Please visit: http://mitchell.tamu.edu/collider-and-dark-matter-physics-2018/

Organizers
Mohammad Abdullah
Amanda Barreiro (Admin)
James Dent
Bhaskar Dutta
Teruki Kamon
Louis Strigari
Joel Walker

Participants
  • Adrienne Erickcek
  • Ahmed Ismail
  • Aji Daniel
  • Andrew Renshaw
  • Bhaskar Dutta
  • Bhupal Dev
  • Brooks Thomas
  • Can Kilic
  • Danny Marfatia
  • Diego Restrepo
  • Ed Hungerford
  • Esteban Jimenez
  • Fred Olness
  • Gil Paz
  • Ian Shoemaker
  • Ina Sarcevic
  • Irina Mocioiu
  • Jeong Han Kim
  • Jonathan Asaadi
  • Keith Dienes
  • Kimberly Boddy
  • Kuver Sinha
  • Lei Zhang
  • Luca Pernie
  • Michele Cicoli
  • Mo Abdullah
  • Mustafa Amin
  • Paul Padley
  • Peter Adshead
  • Peter Onyisi
  • Petr Chaguine (Shagin)
  • Reda Tafirout
  • Robert Calkins
  • Rouzbeh Allahverdi
  • Rui Zou
  • Ryan Dalrymple Mueller
  • Samiran Sinha
  • Scott Watson
  • Shelby Metoyer
  • Shreyashi Chakdar
  • Shreyashi Chakdar
  • Shu Liao
  • Simone Monzani
  • Steven Clark
  • Tianjun Li
  • Tim Linden
  • Will Flanagan
  • William James Fawcett
  • Yang Bai
  • Youngdo Oh
    • 08:00 08:50
      Check-in + Light breakfast 50m
    • 08:50 09:00
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Prof. Joel Walker (Sam Houston State University)
    • 09:00 10:00
      Dark Matter
      • 09:00
        Astrophysical and Dark Matter Origin of the IceCube High-energy Neutrino Events 20m
        Speaker: Dr Bhupal Dev (Washington University in St. Louis)
      • 09:20
        Concentrated Dark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Scott Watson (Syracuse University)
      • 09:40
        Astrophysical Signatures of Dark Matter Accumulation in Neutron Stars 20m
        Speaker: Dr Tim Linden (The Ohio State University )
    • 10:00 10:20
      Tea Break 20m
    • 10:20 11:20
      Collider Physics
    • 11:20 11:40
      Tea Break 20m
    • 11:40 12:40
      Phenomenology
      • 11:40
        Loop-Induced Single Top Partner Production and Its Exotic Decays at the HL-LHC 20m
        Speaker: Jeong Han Kim (University of Kansas)
      • 12:00
        Separating nucleon and nuclear effects in quasielastic (anti)neutrino-nucleus scattering 20m
        Speaker: Gil Paz (Wayne State University)
      • 12:20
        Six Flavor Quark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Yang Bai (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    • 12:40 14:00
      Lunch Break - on your own 1h 20m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Cosmology
      • 14:00
        Primordial Black Holes from String Inflation 20m
        Speaker: Michele Cicoli (Università di Bologna)
      • 14:20
        Nonthermal Dark Matter from Early Matter Domination Revisited 20m
        Speaker: Rouzbeh Allahverdi (University of New Mexico)
      • 14:40
        A Natural Explanation to the 21-cm Absorption Signal via the QCD Axion 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Tianjun Li (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences )
    • 15:00 15:20
      Tea Break 20m
    • 15:20 16:20
      Miscellaneous
      • 15:20
        Mining LHC Data for Anomalies 20m
        Speaker: Matthew Buckley (Rutgers University)
      • 15:40
        Searching for W' using b-tagging, hadronic taus, and missing energy 20m
        Speaker: Mohammad Abdullah (Texas A&M University)
      • 16:00
        IceCube's astrophysical neutrino spectrum from CPT violation 20m
        Speaker: Danny Marfatia
    • 16:20 16:40
      Tea Break 20m
    • 16:40 17:40
      Student Talks
      • 16:40
        21cm Limits on Decaying Dark Matter and Primordial Black Holes 15m
        Speaker: Steven Clark (Texas A&M University - College Station)
      • 16:55
        CEvNS as a probe of Z' through kinetic and mass mixing effects 15m
        Speaker: Shu Liao (Texas A&M University)
      • 17:10
        Bottom-quark Fusion Processes at the LHC for Probing Z′ Models and B-meson Decay Anomalies 15m
        Speaker: Adrian Thompson (Texas A&M)
      • 17:25
        Leptogenesis and non-standard cosmology 15m
        Speaker: Esteban Jimenez (Texas A&M University)
    • 18:30 20:30
      Reception at Cavalry Court 2h
    • 08:00 09:00
      Check-in + Light Breakfast 1h
    • 09:00 10:00
      Miscellaneous
    • 10:00 10:20
      Tea Break 20m
    • 10:20 11:20
      Phenomenology
      • 10:20
        Searching for See-Saw Signatures at the Large Hadron Collider 20m
        Speaker: Shreyashi Chakdar (Colby College)
      • 10:40
        Signatures of New Anomalous Gauge Bosons 20m
        Speaker: Ahmed Ismail
      • 11:00
        Colored scotogenic 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Diego Restrepo (Universidad de Antioquia)
    • 11:20 11:40
      Tea Break 20m
    • 11:40 12:40
      Collider Physics
      • 11:40
        Supersymmetry searches with ATLAS 20m
        Speaker: William James Fawcett (Universite de Geneve (CH))
      • 12:00
        Searches for Physics Beyond Standard Model at CMS 20m
        Speaker: Youngdo Oh
      • 12:20
        Search for New Gauge Bosons with ATLAS 20m
        Speaker: Reda Tafirout (TRIUMF (CA))
    • 12:40 14:00
      Lunch Break - on your own 1h 20m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Neutrinos, flavor, and cosmology
      • 14:00
        Current Status and Recent Result of the XENON1T Dark Matter Search Experiment 20m
        Speaker: Dr Petr Shagin (Rice University)
      • 14:20
        Searching for Dark Matter Interactions in Cosmology 20m
        Speaker: Kimberly Boddy (Johns Hopkins University)
      • 14:40
        The Fermilab LArTPC Neutrino Program 20m
        Speaker: Jonathan Asaadi (University of Texas at Arlington (US))
    • 15:00 15:20
      Tea Break 20m
    • 15:20 16:20
      Cosmology
      • 15:20
        Constraining Axion-Like-Particles with Hard X-ray Emission from Magnetars 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Kuver Sinha (University of Oklahoma)
      • 15:40
        Gravitational Leptogenesis, Reheating, and Models of Neutrino Mass 20m
        Speaker: Dr Peter Adshead (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      • 16:00
        The Early Universe's Imprint on Dark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Adrienne Erickcek (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • 16:20 16:40
      Tea Break 20m
    • 16:40 17:40
      Dark Matter
      • 16:40
        Bremsstrahlung in dark matter direct detection 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jayden Newstead (Arizona State University)
      • 17:00
        Reaching Beyond the Standard Scenarios: From Strongly Coupled Dark Sectors and Thermal Freezeout to Cosmological Phase Transitions and the Lifetime Frontier 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Keith Dienes (University of Arizona)
      • 17:20
        Lines, Boxes, and Conveyor Belts: Deciphering Astrophysical and Cosmological Imprints of Extended Dark Sectors 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Brooks Thomas (Lafayette College)
    • 18:30 20:30
      Dinner at Kreuz Market Texas BBQ 2h
    • 08:00 08:55
      Check-in + Light Breakfast 55m
    • 08:55 09:00
      Acknowledgments and Announcements 5m
      Speaker: Mohammad Abdullah (Texas A&M University)
    • 09:00 10:20
      Neutrinos, flavor, and cosmology
      • 09:00
        An Update on the Borexino Solar Neutrino Program 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Ed Hungerford (University of Houston)
      • 09:20
        Flavor Physics and Light Dark Sectors 20m
        Speaker: Irina Mocioiu (Pennsylvania State University)
      • 09:40
        Primordial black holes in dwarf galaxies 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Savvas Koushiappas (Brown University)
      • 10:00
        First observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering and continued efforts of the COHERENT Collaboration 20m
        Speaker: Grayson Rich
    • 10:20 10:50
      Tea Break 30m
    • 10:50 12:10
      Collider Physics
      • 10:50
        Top quark-Higgs boson interactions 20m
        Speaker: Peter Onyisi (University of Texas at Austin (US))
      • 11:10
        Search for Supersymmetry at CMS 20m
        Speaker: Teruki Kamon (Texas A & M University (US))
      • 11:30
        Searches for Dark Matter in MonoX at CMS 20m
        Speaker: Shuichi Kunori (Texas Tech University (US))
    • 12:10 13:45
      Lunch Break - on your own 1h 35m
    • 13:45 14:00
      Texas Dialogue Session 15m
      Speaker: Joel Walker (Sam Houston State University)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Texas Session
      • 14:00
        Things that go bump in the data: Searching Beyond the Standard Model 20m
        Speaker: Fred Olness
      • 14:20
        The Mu2e Experiment at FNAL 20m
        Speaker: Dr Aji Daniel (University of Houston)
      • 14:40
        Non-thermal dark matter production from the end of inflation 20m
        Speaker: Mustafa Amin (Rice University)
    • 15:00 15:20
      Tea Break 20m
    • 15:20 16:20
      Texas Session
      • 15:20
        Searching For Dark Matter At UH 20m
        Speaker: Andrew Lee Renshaw (University of Houston (US))
      • 15:40
        A Secret Asymmetry From Flavored Dark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Can Kilic (University of Texas at Austin)
      • 16:00
        Recent results and current analysis activities from SuperCDMS 20m
        Speaker: Robert Calkins (Southern Methodist University)